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Viewed one way, 1990's Home Alone is a charming story about a boy defending his home from burglars during the holidays. But if you rewatch the film with a certain sadistic fan theory in mind, it takes on a much darker tone. According to the theory , first posited in 2014, Kevin McCallister's experiences in Home Alone lead him to grow up to become Jigsaw, the antagonist of the Saw films. The two characters share more in common than an enthusiasm for torture dressed up as "pranks" or "games"—they build similar traps, both have blond hair and blue eyes, and both seem to enjoy recording their victims. Now the director of Saw (2004) has finally weighed in on the connection between Jigsaw and adorable little Kevin. Full story

13 January